Run Streak Day 500

Q. How do  you run for 500 consecutive days?

A. One day at a Time

It is hard to believe that I have ran for at least one mile every day for the last 500 days  It is like celebrating a 30th Wedding Anniversary. ( yep, I have done that too. ) You just wake up one day and realize that you have accomplished something amazing, something that has been achieved by only a small percentage of the population. Yay, me!

The run streak started as a Dare, and it continued because I am too stubborn to quit. (kind of like my marriage..! )  Then it became a habit. ( omg.. I am seeing a pattern..  marriage has become a habit too! ) I could write several pages analyzing the streak ( and my marriage) but that will be a blog for another day.  Today I am content to know that today is Day 500. ( or Day 11,077 of my Marriage)

I keep my Run Streak  private because a lot of people just don’t “get” it. My non-running friends’ eyes glaze over when I start talking about any of my running adventures.  And my non-streaking running friends are not receptive when I confide that  I don’t abide by the sacred Rest Days.  So I streak alone.  Well.. not exactly alone.. I am a member of a private Facebook Streaking Group and I find acceptance and accountability there.

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Tonight was Run club night, and to my delight my coach made cookies to celebrate Day 500.  Well…. she put icing and almonds on store bought cookies but it was a  lovely thing to do.  Many of the other runners offered me sincere congratulations, even though they do not endorse run streaks.

 

20160412_183558It was great to share this milestone with the Group but it was even better to celebrate the Day by running with my daughter.  Today is week 2 of my running group’s current C25K clinic and my daughter joined us.  She has been running at the gym but is committed to doing her first 5k in a few weeks so she needs to get some outdoor time. She did great, and she proudly informed me that she is currently on Day 2 of her Running Streak.  I hope she is kidding. …

Who knows when this Steak will end?  For now I am committed to continuing for better or worse, in sickness and in health……. until Injury do us part.

 

 

 

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